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Old 12-11-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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Anyone alcohol free?

With the season approaching or here I should say, I was just curious if anyone on here is devoid of alcohol.
I realize that this time of year, it's a staple for most.

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Old 12-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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What's special about this time of year? I enjoy wine and the occasional cocktail all year
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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No, not alcohol-free here, but we do drink some things this time of the year that we don't the rest of the year. For example, it's been tradition to enjoy bourbon and ginger ale as we open our gifts on Christmas morning.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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We try to stay alcohol free. We don't do much drinking to begin with so this time of year is no different. I have a bottle of wine that I bought for a party we were hosting just to have some available. This was last year and it is still sitting in my pantry. Last Christmas my kids were curious about eggnog (the stuff with rum) since they read the non-acoholic on the label of the stuff I usually get. So I bought a bottle of the alcoholic kind and neither of them cared for it much. (They are 18 and 23 so don't go thinking I'm promoting children drinking! and the 18 yr old gives us a hard time for a single beer!)
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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i will definitely be alcohol free at parties at work this year after what i saw this morning.

as i got up to the door of my building, i noticed a cop (that had pulled over a motorist) had hung this small black box over the half opened window of the car. it was just at the right level for the driver to breathe in to, so i assume it was some kind of preliminary chemical tester.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:58 AM   #6
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it's been tradition to enjoy bourbon and ginger ale as we open our gifts on Christmas morning.
What a great tradition!
I may just start that tradition tomorrow morning
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I'm just thinking that it's a hard time to do without the holiday libations but wondered if anyone else is thinking the same thing < that with everything else going on, maybe the fun stuff isn't so necessary.

I can't believe how many memories are in sync with alcohol.
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i will definitely be alcohol free at parties at work this year after what i saw this morning.

as i got up to the door of my building, i noticed a cop (that had pulled over a motorist) had hung this small black box over the half opened window of the car. it was just at the right level for the driver to breathe in to, so i assume it was some kind of preliminary chemical tester.
don't know if you read your last PM from me
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No, not alcohol-free here, but we do drink some things this time of the year that we don't the rest of the year. For example, it's been tradition to enjoy bourbon and ginger ale as we open our gifts on Christmas morning.
LOVE that! Uncle Bob is gonna love this too!
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I'm just thinking that it's a hard time to do without the holiday libations but wondered if anyone else is thinking the same thing < that with everything else going on, maybe the fun stuff isn't so necessary.
I thought the holidays were supposed to be *about* the fun stuff - that's what makes them something to look forward to. I don't mean drinking during the holidays, but fun stuff in general during this time. I guess that's why I've pretty much gone to online shopping - I can't stand going from one crowded store to another trying to find something, so I shop at home and have more time for the fun stuff, which is getting together with family and friends

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I can't believe how many memories are in sync with alcohol.
It sounds as if you think it's not good to have holiday memories that include alcohol. For me, having a glass of wine with dinner (or a margarita with Mexican food, or a glass of sangria when it's really hot) is just part of life, something I enjoy doing.
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